We’re discussing We Were Witches and sharing a brilliant interview with author Ariel Gore. Come join Autostraddle Book Club – the comments are wide open and we wanna hear everything you’ve got to say about this book.
In addition to telling you about this app I like, this week’s TIRTL involves stories on topics including Harvey Weinstein, a thriving small town in Iowa, girls doing murder in the woods, mall kiosks, going missing in Alaska, Sarah Polley, Power Point and more!
Reading Audre Lorde after Charlottesville, gendered terms in language when you’re non-binary, scary little girls in literature and more.
Love queer speculative fiction but don’t have the time or energy to read novels or series? Then these eight collections and anthologies of queer speculative short fiction are for you!
Topics include Cher, Oxy, Mattresses, Cape Coral, Mackenzie Davis, TGI Fridays, TV finales, Tiny House Hunters and more!
Celebrate LGBT History Month by reading LGBT history books!
Consider only reading queer romance, bisexual slang, horror stories by women and more.
How two 1970s and 1980s lesbian BDSM books changed the national conversation around feminism, lesbianism, and kink.
Gurba’s writing feels devastating and holy and hilarious all at once, like a dead sea scroll that is as fun to read as an old issue of Playboy.
We Were Witches by Ariel Gore is an autobiographical novel that uses magick spells and inverted fairy tales to combat queer scapegoating, domestic violence, and high-interest student loans. We’re going to read it together this month!
“To read a piece about lesbian e e cummings, you have to fully commit, but you could tell Dr. Brown was scared.”
Topics include The Olive Garden, Harvey Weinstein, domestic violence, Kink.com, Dirty John the con artist, an immersive Casper mattress experience, essential oils and more!
The Nobel Prize is “fun” now, “Her Body and Other Parties,” Shirley Jackson, Rupi Kaur, the most subversive thing a woman can be and more.
Read queer banned books. Support their authors. And maybe buy an extra copy or two of these and leave them in a school library near you.
Topics include group chat, murder, Jamaica High School, Rosé, Basic Instinct, libraries, the injustice of the criminal justice system, why cops shoot and more.
Feminist books to inspire creative resistance, book collecting, writers of color and escaping autobiography, Harry Potter fanfiction feelings and more.
Most queer books focus on romantic relationships. These ones are centered on queer friendship.
Whether you’re looking for powerful personal bisexual narratives, insightful political analysis of bisexual issues, or information to help understand bisexuality (yours or someone else’s), there are books in here you don’t want to miss!
Being bi is Gen’s favorite thing about herself. It’s as freeing for her as it’s become for me.
From fiction to anthologies and histories to graphic novels, the last ten years have shown that telling our own stories is essential to building a community and garnering the strength to live an authentic life.